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Walt Whitman
Once I Pass'd through a Populous City
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Once I pass?d through a populous city imprinting my brain
for future use with its shows, architecture, customs,
traditions,
Yet now of all that city I remember only a woman I casually
met there, who detain?d me for love of me;
Day by day and night by night we were together - all else
has long been forgotten by me,
I remember, I say, only that woman who passionately clung
to me,
Again we wander, we love, we separate again,
Again she holds me by the hand, I must not go,
I see her close beside me with silent lips sad and
tremulous.

 

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